To be eligible to receive a graduate assistant appointment, you must be admitted into a graduate degree program. Non-degree students, or those working towards certification without a degree, are not eligible. Provisionally-admitted students are not permitted to work as graduate assistants during the provisional semester.
Graduate assistants must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative QPA and must not have earned more than two grades of "C" or lower in any course taken while a graduate student.
Students may not hold graduate assistant positions for more than 2 years, defined for this purpose as 4 regular semesters and 1 summer session. Students in degree programs that require more than 33 credits may hold positions for more than 2 years.
Students may not be appointed as graduate assistants while working towards their second Shippensburg University master's degree.
Part-time assistantship status may be available for the fall and spring semesters for students enrolled in 6, 7, or 8 graduate credits. This status must be pre-approved. Contact the Graduate Office at (717) 477-1148 for more information.
Exceptions to these eligibility requirements may only be made upon written recommendation of the student's academic department, endorsed by the student's college dean, and with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
To be eligible to receive an SPP appointment, an individual must be a student at Ship. Priority will be given to graduate students.
Apply for open positions as soon as they are listed online. Applications will be accepted and appointments may be made through the end of the sixth week of the semester as long as there is a position vacant (see also Late Appointments section).